The Indian Army on Thursday rejected Pakistan’s claim of killing 11 Indian soldiers in cross-border firing across the Line of Control (LoC). “No fatal casualties due to Pak firing on 14, 15 or 16 November. Pak Army Chief claim of killing Indian soldiers on 14 Nov false (sic),” Northern Command of Indian Army said in a tweet. Earlier on Wednesday, Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif had claimed that his troops killed at least 11 Indian jawans on the same day when seven Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory firing by Indian troops across the LoC.
He claimed that Pakistan has killed “40-44 Indian troops” in the current clashes, but the Indian army was refusing to accept and own its casualties. General Sharif said India should “show courage” and own the deaths of its security personnel. “The Indian army should man up and accept their losses,” he said.